Sky Racing World, Tabcorp’s US-based subsidiary, recently launched a new simulcasting product that would make Japan’s National Association of Racing (NAR) horse racing events available to US customers. Tabcorp is Australia’s leading gambling entertainment provider.
The service was officially launched on April 5, with racing coverage from Ohi Racecourse, also known as Tokyo City Keiba.
Sky Racing World, through the exclusive agreement, will be issuing weekly simulcasts running from Sunday to Thursday every week. Initially this would include feature coverage from Tokyo City Keiba, together with Funabashi and Kawasaki Racecourses, plus high-profile events like the Tokyo Sprint and Japan Dirt Derby.
Coverage will be accessible through all live streaming and advance deposit betting platforms associated with Sky Racing World. Coverage is available for free via the supplier’s website too.
The said agreement only widens Sky Racing World’s simulcasting catalogue, which already covers racing from New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Singapore, and South Africa.
“We have been working together with Japan NAR to launch the simulcast of their Japanese racing product into North America for some time,” David Haslett, Sky Racing World president and chief executive, said.
“It’s pleasing to be able to introduce this quality entertainment offering, especially in these times when audiences have seen their usual sports entertainment offerings reduced,” Haslett explained. “We have recently experienced the temporary cancellations of our racing simulcasts from New Zealand, South Africa and Korea due to coronavirus,” he added.
Haslett explained that the launch of the Japanese simulcast is yet another important step in their growth as a leading provider of international horse-racing competition. “We are very proud to distribute this high-quality product on their behalf,” he said.